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By Thomas Wiedemann,Barbara Demandt,Alexander Demandt

This booklet prompted a sensation while it was once released in Germany in 1992, and used to be entrance web page information in lots of newspapers. For readers of English, will probably be an authoritative survey of 4 centuries of Roman historical past, and a different window at the German culture of the final century.
Theodor Mommsen (d. 1903) was once one of many maximum Roman historians of the 19th century, and the single one ever to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature. His status rests on his History of Rome in addition to his paintings on Roman legislation and at the Roman provinces. however the paintings that will have concluded his background of Rome - which ran to the reign of Augustus - used to be by no means accomplished. This ebook represents that fab misplaced work.
In 1980 Alexander Demandt stumbled on in an antiquarian bookstall a whole and particular handwritten transcript of the lectures at the Roman Empire, which Mommsen gave for a few years from 1863 to 1886, made through of his scholars. This transcript has been edited to supply the authoritative reconstruction of the booklet Mommsen by no means wrote, A historical past of Rome below the Emperors.
Barbara and Alexander Demandt have rigorously edited the textual content and supplied special annotation and explanatory references. For the English version, Professor Thomas Wiedemann has written an creation which surveys Mommsen's place and effect in 19th century German scholarship and introduces his paintings for English conversing readers.

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